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Not just another brick in the wall!

My first football trip to the UK of 2018 has two main features. Football memorial gardens and Archibald Leitch – the great stadium architect. A year ago, there were still nine stadiums with Archibald Leitch stands remaining in the UK.

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Delights and perils of groundhopping

End of February means that I am off to my annual meeting up with the Sports and Leisure History network at Manchester Metropolitan University in Crewe. And, as usual, I throw in a handful of football matches before and after.

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The new Liverpool FC museum

When I visited the Liverpool FC museum back in February 2013, I really liked it. Perhaps too much text, perhaps a little worn-down, perhaps the layout a bit dated. But there was plenty of passion, and there were thick descriptions

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The National Scottish Football Museum

I remember my late father telling about Hampden Park. He had been to see Denmark lose 3-1 to Scotland in front of a mere 75.000 in 1952. But the imposing terraces of Hampden left a lasting impression on him. Perhaps

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The Liverpool Museum

When I met the curator of Liverpool F.C. museum, Stephen Done, back in February, he told me that he hoped soon to be able to go over the exhibtions, which still looked very much the same as they did in

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The Arsenal Museum

“It is interactive” I am assured as I purchase my ticket for the Arsenal Museum. The museum is located in the basement of a building next to the Emirates, and the entrance is not very impressive. The staircase downstairs is

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The Wolverhampton Museum

To me and probably many other Danish football fans my age, Wolverhampton Wanderers will always bring back memories of winter Saturdays spent in front of the television, watching Derek Dougan or Kenny Hibbitt in action on a muddy field with

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